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MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
team and a new vision for president obama's second term. big news on the president's inauguration today. >>> but first, joe biden is facing off against the nra. it's a showdown over gun control. and the vice president is getting a big assist from gabby giffords. you're watching "politicsnation" right here on msnbc. ♪ people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. why does my mouth feel dryer than i remember it to be? there are more people taking more medication, so we see people suffering from dry mouth more so. we may see more cavities, bad breath, oral irritation. a dry mouth sufferer doesn't have to suffer. i would recommend biotene. the enzymes in biotene products help supplement enzymes that are naturally in saliva. biotene helps moisten those areas that have become dry. those that are suffering can certainly benefit from biotene. maybe you wa
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
obama meets with his defense secretary today. it's his new choice for that job. former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we could hear more about that here today. chuck hagel bringing up concerns from democrats and republicans. and as for john brennan, we're seeing the aclu and others speak out about that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning whether john brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics. that's why brennan dropped out last time he was considered to head the cia. this time, he's courting both sides. >> although i consider myself neither a republican nor a democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary of defense. >> mr. president, i'll always give you my honest and most info
LINKTV
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
confirm them as soon as possible. >> that may be easier said than done as barack obama names the man he wants to run the cia. cleaning up the mortgage massive 2000 aid. u.s. banks agreed to settle billions of dollars worth of compensation claims. challenging china's new leadership, a journalist protest over censorship in her rare public display of dissent. -- in a rare public display of dissent. the u.s. president has nominated two key allies to top jobs in his new administration. chuck hagel will become the first former soldier to hold the post of secretary of defense. john brennan would become the new head of cia. both appointments have to be approved by the u.s. senate. nominations have already caused controversy. >> president obama is putting the finishing touches to his national security team. introducing the man he wants to lead the pentagon and cia. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> both nominees face difficult questions before they are confirmed in the u.s. senate. chuck hagel seem
Current
Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
bill. welcome back. as bill mentioned obama's new appointments to his national security team are drawing some criticism from capitol hill. first off former senator chuck hagel who the president officially chose yesterday as his defense secretary. obama called him an american patriot and the leader our troops deserve. if confirmed hagel will be the first vietnam vet and the first enlisted soldier to become secretary of defense. republicans are criticizing the former senator for not having enough support for israel and not taking a hard enough stance against iran. democrats are also getting tough on hagel. newly-elected senator tammy baldwin, also the first openly gay u.s. senator says she plans on questioning hagel for his anti-gay comments. 14 years ago hagel criticized ambassador james hormel for being aggressively gay. baldwin wants to know if his apology is sufficient and sincere and she wants to see how he's evolved on that issue particularly in the area of don't ask, don't tell. another obama appointment yesterday, he tapped counter terrorism adviser john brennan to lead the
FOX Business
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
already. it's going to be a big battle royale i think. >> it must be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for cing on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want t know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on gs? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foreign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring ho
FOX
Jan 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> another day, another fight in washington d.c. after president barack obama nominated a new secretary of defense. lawmakers are both sides of the aisle are both ready to file, carla? >> reporter: republicans and democrats alike took a stand against his nomination. chuck hagel reserved nomination to 2009 and turned off plenty as well as democrats. he shares his opinion even if it goes against the political grain. senators have expressed his comments with israel and iran as well as handling terrorists in the middle east but his quotes have been taken out of context. he will give a fair shake at a confirmation hearing but some are saying this will be the president's choice. >> reporter: i contacted dianne finestein's office and she said she wants to work with hagel to make sure he wants to secure the middle east and make sure service workers have a quality more on the opposition and more on the reaction when i see you next. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> all right, now the next nomination president barack obama is expected to make is white house chief of staff jack lou to replace tim ge
CBS
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
obama today picked new men to fight the war on terror and to get u.s. forces out of afghanistan. he nominated former senator chuck hagel of nebraska, a republican, to be secretary of defense and homeland security advisor john brennan to be director of the centralen intelligence agency. the president had earlier nominated john kerry to be secretary of state. hagel faces at least some opposition by both democrats and fellow republicans. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight.an major? >> reporter: scott, the president know there is a fight ahead but he's willing to wage in the part because he believes now is the time for a secretary of defense who knows what combat is like up close and what the wounded experience when the war t is over.ex not only did senator hagel volunteer for combat duty in vietnam, he was awarded two purple hearts. >> he'd be the first person ofe enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretarys who've been wounded in war and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> reporter: to quiet complaints by democrats that hag
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama's new picks for his national security team. former republican senator chuck hagel is in for a confirmation fight before he becomes defense secretary. and obama aide john brennan will also face some tough questions in his bid for the cia. jon karl is covering it all from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the president has put together the final pieces of his national security team. but he'll have to do battle with congress before getting them all in place. the president is wasting no time defending his chosen national security team. >> my number one criteria in making these decisions was simple. who is going to do the best job in securing america? >> reporter: president obama's choice for defense secretary, chuck hagel, is a decorated vietnam veteran, with shrapnel from that war still in his chest. >> mr. president, i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> reporter: while he's a former republican senator, this morning, he's drawing sharp criticism from both the right and the left, after comments he made in 2006 about israel. on monday, repu
FOX
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
charges. >>> president barack obama has chuck hagel as the new secretary defense -- defense secretary and they are preparing for a confirmation battle. hagel is being criticized by both republicans and democrats and here is more on what chuck hagel is doing to fight back. >>> there is no need to reduce the number of inmates and tara moriarty is at san quentin with how the governor is trying to get out of a federal court order. >>reporter: brown said the state has helped to add the problem by adding beds and renovating healthcare facilities. federal judges have given the state until midnight to file the plans for further reducing the prison population instead, state attorneys filed a motion just hours before the deadline saying the requirement for healthcare has been met and the governor will trump that effort. governor brown also wants to get out from under the court order that requires california to spend more than $40 million a year sending inmates to prisons in other states. the population in the state's 33 prisons has been involved since 2011. of course they have been un
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
money, president obama is settling on the new pick for treasury secretary. he might announce it sometime this week. jack lew would replace timothy geithner if confirmed. prior to this role he was the direct are to you of office of management and budget. before that lew was the first deputy secretary of state and management resources. martha: washington is still reeling from the president's nomination of chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, one of a chorus of critics slamming the former nebraska senator. she says this. while i deeply respect senator hagel's service in vietnam i'm concerned by several boxes he took as senator, longstanding opposition to increase iran sanctions and his regarding hezbollah and hamas as well as our close al eye israel. senator hagel has one big fan, he has a lot of fans. this one is raising eyebrows the rogue nation of iran. a foreign ministry spokesman calls the nomination, a sign of quote, practical change to american foreign policy. he predicts that if hague bell is appointed relations between the unite
CBS
Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
approve them. >> president barack obama introduced the new picks for defense secretary and cia director. >> these two have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> in hagel, our troops see a decorated combat veteran of character and strength, on of their own. >> as the terrorism advisor, brennan was the point man. he's a 25 veteran of the cia and served under republican and democratic. >> this would be the greatest privilege as well as the great greatest responsibility. >> both men have critics. an international study says senators should ask about future plans for the pentagon. >> there's a tendency to look backwards. it's much more important for them to be looking forward. >> outside the white house, the antiwar group protested the cia nomination questioning his ties to enhanced interrogation techniques used during the bush administration. the president needs the senate's approval for both picks. the president says he hopes the senate acts promptly on his nominations. at the white house, danielle, cbs 5. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is back at work after a hospita
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
congress to fight about in the new year president obama announced yesterday he is nominating former republican senator chuck hagel to lead the defense department. >> at the cia the president wants his chief counterterrorism adviser john brennan to be in charge. both must be confirmed by the senate where the former senator faces intense criticism. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning and good morning in the west. the president praised hagel as a vietnam vet who bears the scars of his war wounds the first enlisted soldier to head the department of defense, it was a clear effort to convince skeptical republicans and democrats in the senate that hagel is the right man for the job. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. >> reporter: praising hagel's independence, mr. obama seems to challenge his opponents in the senate. >> in the senate i came to admire his courage and his judgment, his willingness to speak his mind even if it wasn't popular. >
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 12:35am PST
democratic congressman just introduced a new bill that would let president obama run for a third term. [ cheers and applause ] even president obama was like, "hey, buddy." [ laughter ] anyway. speaking of obama, the white house announced that at&t will sponsor president obama's second inauguration. it's gonna be great. it's like -- [ as obama ] "my fellow americans. you're breaking up. are you in a tunnel? [ laughter ] are you in a tunnel?" this is a big story, here. tmz has posted pictures of justin bieber smoking weed at a party last week. [ audience ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] it is pretty embarrassing. it's pretty embarrassing. weed was like, "yeah, i don't normally do this. [ laughter ] i won't do this again. i won't do this again." >> steve: come on, weed! >> jimmy: some sports news. lance armstrong's lawyer is denying reports that he will admit to using performance enhancing drugs. yup. that lance has been very consistent about his intentions to just keep lying. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i don't want to -- i don't want to push it. check this out, you guys. the ceo of hulu jus
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
residents will ring bells to remember the shooting. tahman bradley, abc news. >>> after the newtown massacre, president obama, of course, put vice president joe biden in charge of figuring out better gun laws for the nation. and now, biden's task force is getting ideas from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he, of course, is an extremely outspoken advocate for tougher gun control. bloomberg wants changes, including background checks on all gun sales, and a limit on high-capacity magazines and military, assault-style weapons. >>> and the white house is braced for a confirmation battle, now that president obama has nominated former republican senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. as abc's martha raddatz reports, hagel's critics are already speaking out. >> reporter: president obama made clear just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war firsthand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam. fighting side-by-side, with
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
most easy one. >> the new conservative dominance of policy thinking ended when barack obama was elected president. but today was the day that the obama administration made the single biggest play to define what comes next. today, he nominated chuck hagel, in doing, he nominated the first vietnam veteran. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that is something we only do when it is absolutely necessary. my frame of reference, he has said, is geared to the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying. with chuck, our troops will always know just like sergeant hagel was there for his own brother, secretary hagel will be there for you. and finally, chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence, and commitment to consensus, he has earned the respect of national security and military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> hagel will be the third republican secretary of defense appointed by the last two democratic presidents. william cohen, and bob gates, re-
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 2:30am PST
first, turning to the news and your federal government, president obama's choices for secretary term national security team are taking shape. securing confirmation for them is going to be a bit more complicated. former republican senator chuck hagel, a decorated soldier and veteran from nebraska has been tapped as the next secretary of defense. president obama yesterday emphasized hagel's government service and his personal connections to the organization. he's now been nominated to run. >> chuck represents the bipartisan position we need more of in washington. for his independence and commitment to consensus, he's earned the respect of military leaders, republicans and democrats including me. in the senate, i came to admire his courage and judgment, his willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular. even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security team. a recognition that when it come to the defense of our country, we're not democrats or republicans. we are americans. maybe most importantly, chuck knows that war is not an
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 4:30am PST
rulings are expected sometime in june. >>> president obama is urging congress to act quickly and confirm his nominees for defense secretary and cia director but cbs news reporter susan mcginnis says another capitol hill battle seems to be looming. >>> reporter: president obama announced his pick for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to move quickly. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is the nominee for secretary of defense. a former n listed man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personally to america's troops. >> to this day chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings here on capitol hill are expected to be easier for another nominee john brennan the president's cia pick
FOX
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. senators are furious after president obama nominated former senator chuck hagel to be the new secretary of defense. and as kyla campbell reports, hagel is getting an endorsement that may do more harm than good. >> reporter: dave, several senators say chuck hagel is soft on iran and he's not as committed to keeping the country from developing nuclear weapons. well, today's iran's foreign ministry program says if he leaves the program, he hopes it will improve relations between iran and the u.s. hagel's critics argue he was soft on iran when he served on the foreign relations committee as a u.s. senator. they say iran would welcome him as a leader because they won't fear suffer -- tougher sanctions when this comes to their nuclear program. he has supported u.n. sanctions against iran and believes they are working. hagel says he did not support sanctions that would be imposed by the u.s. alone because he felt that that would just isolate america from having good foreign relations. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama's next nomination expected to be w
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
out of the trip. >> and president obama tour with one of his new 1111 >>> a judge ordered archdiocese of los angeles to release the name of kaj click church leaders involved in child molestation cases this stems from a settlement. part of the settlement required the archdiocese to release documents and personnel files n 2010 a judge said names of higher ups could be blacked out but today alcz judge overrule that had decision. the documents expected to be released this month. >> google chairman has landed in north korea with a group looking to free an american being held by isolated nation. schmidt is part of a the group plans to look at north korea's tech landscape where people have limited internet access. schmidt not talking about his role on the trip but richardson did speak with reporter autos this is a private humanitarian visit. we're here as individual american citizens looking at the situation. we're going ask about the detainee that is here. ç no control over where they will go and what they can see. the state department emphasized the visit. >> president obama made two ag
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
president obama announcing new defense strategy, we believe it is the right one for the finals and interestingly, despite a lot of criticism for all the specific wes propose in connection with that strategy, criticism on the hill, most members of congress seem to have accepted the strategy. it's meant to help us confront a period of time where we face a very complex national security challenges. just think, syria and the arab spring, think iran and its relations with the whole world, to include israel. think north korea and so many more. what are the elements the strategy? i'm not going to spend a lot of time on it but just briefly, it assumes we will be smaller, have leaner forces but they will be highly ready forced. one of the way to be leaner, we'll no longer assume we size our forces for long prolonged operations of the sort we conducted in iraq but we'll look for ways of reversibility because we understand we often guess wrong about future threats. we feel the forces must be highly ready because very much of a no-notice category or quality to the sorts of threats to national
LINKTV
Jan 8, 2013 5:30am PST
northern me and mark, wher -- northern myanmar. and nasa has found 461 new plants that could support life as we know it. u.s. president barack obama has made controversial choices for two of the top jobs in his government. is nominated chuck hagel for defense secretary and john brenan as dia director. both of them must now be approved by the u.s. senate. now this report. >> with his second term soon to begin, president obama is putting the finishing touches to his national security team. introducing the men that he wants to lead the pentagon and the cia. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> both nominees face difficult questions before they are confirmed in the u.s. senate. table seems perfect for the pentagon. a decorated combat veteran in vietnam and a former republican senator from nebraska. some conservatives say that he is not strong enough supporter of israel, even though he voted many times to send billions of dollars in u.s. financial aid. >> i will do my best for our country and those i r
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> president obama meets with his defense secretary today but it's not his new choice for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning whether john brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics. that's why brennan dropped out last time he was considered to head the cia. this time, he's courting both sides. >> although i consider myself neither a republican nor a democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary of defense. >> pr
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
. president obama took his ad-mile-an-hour ration for one former president to new heights. >> people have been asking me a lot about the film lincoln, and, you know,. >> is this your lincoln moment. >> well, no, look. a, i never compare myself to lincoln and b. [ laughter ] >> it's tough. it's just tough. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, the massacre at the movie theater. today court. chilling testimony. what brought officers on the stand to tears. plus, warring in washington. as the president named his picks for two key positions. nominees on the front line of our national security. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> shepard: former senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense and counter terrorism advisor john brennan for the head of the cia. confirmation hearings loom on capitol hill. tonight, the tough questions ahead on the war in afghanistan. terrorism, iran, and u.s. support for israel. plus, the chairman of goo
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
. fox news is confirming president obama is expected to nominate jack lieu the white house chief of staff in that position. it will likely happen by next week. they will have to confront the debt ceiling. lew was white house director back in 2011. the search will resume this morning for two teenagers who fell through a frozen lake in new jersey. neighbors say they heard people yelling for help last night. they saw the boys struggling down in the water. two neighbors tried to help the boys but they had to turn back because it was too dangerous. crews searched for hours last night. so far no signs of the boys. >>> the preliminary hearings for the accused gunman in colorado continues today. haunting details about the july hooting were revealed including that holmes bought his movie ticket 12 days before the movie. veteran officers fought back tears as they described stepping over their victims inside that theater and rushing them to the hospital. dozens of survivors and victim's families packed into the courthouse. for many it was the first time facing that shooter. >>> stress. honestl
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
new report finds the obama administration spent almost $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. that's more than it's spending on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. a nonpartisan research group, the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. it found spending last year was 15 times greater than in 1986. >>> chris christie's approval rating surged but he's getting criticized by the senate leader who say he may have prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons and their families and six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> that's a good lin
Comedy Central
Jan 7, 2013 6:55pm PST
lady michelle obama is a self-professed downton abbey fan. she could not bear waiting until january 6th for the new season to begin so she asked the british filmmakers for a copy now. she got it. >> stephen: oh, yes, cup cup, fetch me the downtons. now, meanwhile we commoners are left to far what will become of downton as it lurches it into the roaring '20s, will lord grantham accept labbee cybil's child with branson. will they stay in prison forth murder of his ex-wife. will they accept a marriage proposal from a young corporal hitler? (laughter) so many questions! she knows the answers. but we don't. until the season premier on january 6th. well, tonight folks, i strike back at her highness. by presenting you, my nation, with something not even michelle has seen. part of the show vince gilligan has agreed to let me show you scenes from the upcoming season of breaking bad. (cheers and applause) as performed by the men of downton abbey. (laughter) james? (laughter) thomas? >> lord grantham is growing impatient. it's time to start. >> right you are, allow me to bring the mobile lab.
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am PST
number of years, first class sounds like fox news' chief mission to attack president obama. and bill, was it necessary to ask the 20-year-old miss universe if she ever smoked marijuana? of course it was necessary, joe. she's going to take an anti-pot stance, her frame of reference is important, come on. myron, bill, since you have never consumed pot you're in no position to comment on its effects, i guess that goes tore heroin and the death penalty as well, right? >> earl richards, albuquerque, new mexico, as one of the youngest navy pilots in world war ii, i appreciate you telling how it is, and look forward to seeing you and miller in phoenix on february 22nd. the comerica theater, i'd like to meet you. we'll be in touch. and miller and i will see everybody in los angeles nokia theater, friday, and constitution hall in washington april 15th and wesbury theater long island june 1st. and solo at the hard rock in broward county a week from friday, january 18th.
Comedy Central
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
match up. but we did it. we made a deal. i can't wait to hear about this amazing deal >> new higher rates would hit those earning above $400,000 a year. $450,000 for couples. >> jon: wow. republicans' crafty negotiating got obama to move from his $400,000 a year offer to the exact same thing. the important thing is we have a deal. taxes raised a bit but no sequester. we saved the lady. but we ourselves had tied to the track. >> the plan would also delay across-the-board spending cuts for defense and most federal agencies. but only for two months. kicking the can on tough decisions to reduce government spending >> jon: did i say save? i meant moved her a half mile further down the track. so these massive spending cuts will coincide with another debt ceiling battle. is there anything in this debacle that we can all agree on? >> house speaker john boehner had kind of a rough week here. the at a party folks not happy with the deal that he struck >> the president was able to get the speaker to undo everything he had promised he would do >> where are you? mr. speaker, we need leadership.
LINKTV
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
democrat at the house foreign affairs committee, eliot engel of new york, said he believes chuck hagel has a tictac endemic hostility toward israel." brennan was a rumored pick for the job when obama was first elected in 2008, but was forced to withdraw from consideration amidst protests over his role at the cia under the bush administration. brennan has publicly supported the cia's policies of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition, and was a key proponent of drone strikes in obama's first term. as his nomination was announced, the activist group codepink gathered outside the white house in protest. in a nod to the potential opposition he faces with hagel's nomination, president obama urged lawmakers to give his choices a speedy confirmation. >> i hope that the senate will act on his confirmation as promptly. and when it comes to national security, we don't like to leave a lot of gaps. between the time one set of leaders transitions out and another transitions in. we need to get moving quickly on this. >> the financial giant big of america has ag
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am PST
. brit hume is our fox news senior political analyst, brit, so the democrats want president obama to say, if the republicans say you're not getting your debt ceiling increase unless you give us spending cuts, they want president obama to turn around and say i'm not giving them to you and if you refuse to raise the debt ceiling i'm just going to do it, if you don't like it, sue me. is this likely? >> well, i don't think it's a likely outcome and i think if it ever came to that that the president would almost certainly lose some of his administration's lawyers have said as much. and basically what it comes down to, there's a passage in the 14th amendment to the constitution that says the validity of the nation's public debt shall not be questioned. it confers no powers on the president to do anything about that. however, article 1, section 7 of the constitution most certainly does conifer some power and it's the power upon the congress to authorize revenue measures and it specifically says that such revenue measures must originate in the house of representatives. >> megyn: right. >> an inc
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:30pm EST
across-the-board aspects to it. it is important in your go in january 2012, president obama announced a new defense strategy. we believe it is the right one for the times. interestingly, despite a lot of criticism for all the specifics are we proposing connection to that strategy, most members of congress deemed to have accepted this strategy. it is meant to help us confront a period of time that we face in complex security challenges. syria and arab spring, iran and its relations with the whole world to include israel, north korea and so many more. so what are the elements of this strategy? i won't spend a lot of time, but briefly it assumes we will be smaller, have leaner forces, but they will be highly ready forces. one of the ways they will be leaner is we will no longer write their forces for long stability operations like we did in iraq. but we will look for ways for reversibility because we understand and often guess wrong about future threats. we feel that we must be highly ready because there is a much of a note on the category of threat to national security. the se
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
the obama administration. >> senator kerrey, you have been in politics all these years. what is the vehemence about? is it the sense he's just too much to the left of the right wing? what is the new standard for middle east politics in being secretary of defense for the united states? >> well, that's a good question. i think it's going to be proven in his testimony that he's a very strong supporter of the united states being a strong ally of israel. i mean, that's really the bottom line. are you willing to be an ally of israel, yes or no, and he's going to answer emphatically yes. his votes and his record confirm that. does he have disagreements from time to time with the prime minister of israel? the answer is yes. but, you know, i have disagreements from time to time with the president of the united states, but that doesn't mean i don't support the united states of america. so, i mean, i think the representations that he's going to be terrible for israel i just think is wrong. and i think when he gets before the armed services committee, i think he's going to impress the american
SFGTV
Jan 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪ under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometime
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
congress, the new session, by introducing a bill to repeal obama care, which made it the 34th such attempt by house republicans. iowa's steve king, another campus character of the right, has decided to champion a cause that he's tried before. king wants to quash or at least clarify the 14th amendment which protects birth right citizenship. back in 2010 king said, the framers did not consider the babies of illegals when they framed the 14th amendment because we didn't have immigration law at the time. so they could not have wanted to confer automatic citizenship on the babies of people who were unlawfully in the united states. well, king has racked up 13 co-sponsors for his latest edition of the birth right citizenship act, including the great birther louis gohmert. finally, the gop clown car is still rolling across the sagebrush. >>> next, the 67 republicans who voted against hurricane sandy relief last week were panned from all sides, and not just by northeast republicans like chris christie, but talk about all politics being local. steve palazzo, one of the no votes, tried in 2005 to get
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
new study reports the obama administration spend more on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than on any other federal criminal law enforcement combined. $18 billion spent, more than the budget of the fbi, the d a, secret service, bureau of alcohol and tobacco, really? is this good money spent? gerri willis is here. ashley: i have a feeling. gerri: not what you expect from the president. he seems to be for immigration reform but he is coming down a hard. the number of people removed from this country nearly doubled from 188,000 in 2000 to 409,000 in 2012. the only number that is down is border apprehensions at a four year low and we are doing a lot of that with groans now. ashley: interesting, and did thousand, how many of those come back? >> great point. i feel strongly about this but have to turn to my cohort who actually is not from this country. ashley: i'm a u.s. citizen now. it was very hard to get in. you had to go through a lot of hoops and interviews. when you go through that and come to this country people come in illegally, a is a slap in the face for those wh
KRON
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
obama has announced his picks today for a couple of key positions. his choice for the new c-i- a boss. and for the next secretary of defense. but it's the man he's chosen as defense secretary who's already causing controversy. kron-4's catherine heenan explains why. >> catherine: the president announced that former republican senator chuck hagel is his choice as secretary of defense. a former vietnam vet.he has co-chaired the president's intelligence advisory board. >> and this and that i admired his courage and judgment and speaking his mind even if it was not popular >> catherine: hagel is considered blunt - with independent views. to the dismay of fellow republicans, he opposed the troop surge in afghanistan and has called for deep cuts in defense spending. some argue his support for israel is inadequate. in 2008 - hagel broke ranks with other republicans to support obama. his path to nomination could be rocky. also monday the president nominated john brennan - his chief counter-terrorism adviser to be the new c-i-a boss. he's had an office in the west wing - and the ear of the pre
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am PST
part of the war and what it means for them. president obama listed ending the afghanistan war first on the list of -- on his list of priorities for the things he is going to work on post fiscal cliff at this new start of his second term. the outgoing commanding general for the u.s. in afghanistan, general allen, the other guy whose e-mails are being investigated in connection with the sex scandal that caused general petraeus to resign, general allen, his outgoing recommendation as he leaves as commanding general of the war in afghanistan of course we should leave tens of thousands of americans there as long as possible until we finally have to leave at the end of 2014, and then we should leave tens of thousands of americans there even thereafter. naturally that is his recommendation. when is the last time a general asked to please have fewer resources to work with. but however many americans get left in afghanistan in some training capacity in the long run after the end of 2014, after combat operations are over, however many people are going to be around in some capacity doing work oth
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," reaction to president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to the defense department and john brennan to lead the cia. we'll hear from former democratic senator max cleland. >>> plus, the nfl playoffs are heelt heating up. we'll talk super bowl. you can catch the super bowl here on cbs, by the way. >>> more of the hottest gadgets at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. a little bit of everything. we'll talk about that and more coming up later on "cbs this morning." for now, that is the morning news for this tuesday. as always, appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown in new york city. take care. have a great day. of >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning, everyone. happy tuesday, january 8. i'm frank mallicoat. >> what's up with the sigh? >> that's usually reserved for monday. [ laughter ] >> i'm michelle griego. >> did you hear the sigh lawrence? >> i did. here we go on tuesday, dense fog around the bay area, especially in the east bay valleys. chilly temperatures, plus the prospect of rain,
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
fun. coming up next, new de-day for our nation's debt. and as valentine's day present for taxpayers. the details, and president obama getting his second term administration in order to weeks before inauguration day. i will break down by one of his picks has me asking a lots and lots of questions. ♪ many of my patients still clean their dentures with toothpaste. but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. ♪ gerri: congress strikes again, my friends. the irs says the fiscal cliff and the late jack -- text changes that followed means a delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns. the agency said 80 percent of all filers should be
Current
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
of healthcare in america. first, the good news. according to the obama administration the rate of increase in healthcare spending went up 3.9% in 2011. a mall amount. it's the same increase that we saw in 2009 and 2010. for the record those are the lowest up ticks in more than half a century. pretty good. now for the bad news. anthem blue cross wants to hike their premiums by 26%. insurers in florida and ohio have already increased patients' rates by 20%. how is this happening and what can be done to stop it? we're going to put those questions to dave jones, who is leading the charge against the wild rate hikes that the insurance companies are planning. he's coming to us from sacramento. dave welcome inside "the war room." >> a pleasure to be with you jennifer. >> jennifer: tell us for people who have not been following this, why are these rate hikes happening in some states and not in others? >> the problem in california and other states is that there is nothing in the affordable care act or in state law that gives the insurance regulator the authority to reject excessive health
KRON
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. ahead line news coming out president obama and congress of bickering of the debt ceiling. how much do we cut security of a tweak of medicare. >> i do not have a crystal ball if i did not have a small island and have my own basketball team people under 4 ft. tall. >> we do not know what will happen the next days. >> we will check back with rob for winners and losers on wall street at 9:15 a.m.. >> right now is 6:48 a.m. and we are watching the weather. let us take a live look on van ness ave from our roof camera. we're getting a better look at things as the light is coming out. we will get with erica on the fall that is the big story and whether there is for to let us go to george. >> we're still tracking hot spots of interstate 80. even though progress is being made on clearing the crash. the back of continue to grow from el cortel drive. >> will continue to have a dense fog advisory for highway 4 in the antioch pittsburgh area. chp has not yet lifted advisory. that would affect traffic in both directions. it may be why we see a slower than usual east bound right. a new hot spots that
KRON
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> new this morning president obama will host afgghan president hamnid kar you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like natural grains. i'm eating what i know is better nutrition. mmmm. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. can ben the wheorst pstt. my medicedine ale e e doesn'est alwaal giv gme all the t congeonion iolief need ee sle s. [ fem fale ane nounceun] ] adding inbreathearighri nasnal str ss can camake ake the tiffeic it'is provpr to tinstansty rey evev cold ord flu nlual calgestge. [ stefstan ] ]and bed cause us's d'sg frg , it's s'safe toe useswi th anh medimene to rel rieve vemy nmyhttiht stu sy noy . so i c ian bre bathe bheten d sleeslbetber.er [ fem fale ane nounceun] ] go to btoreatheatght.ghm for fospeciaecoffeof. >> two years ago today former congressman and gabrielle giffords was shot in arizona and today giffords and her husband mark kelly are announcing an the web site called americans for responsible solutions that wor.org.
CNN
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
plans for tougher firearms laws. it comes just two days before president obama's inauguration as well. >>> and new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong advocate for stricter gun laws, is now advising vice president biden's task force to curb gun violence. bloomberg says he's urging for preliminary gun checks on all owners. he's also calling for a renewal of federal assault weapons ban similar to the one enacted in 1994 that's since expired. >>> going up? maybe not. abruptly reversing direction sending people into complete panic. commuters were riding the escalator up in the jersey city station when suddenly they weren't. the malfunction sent a stampede of people down the moving staircase. five people suffered cuts, scrapes and bruises in all that crazy confusion. >> that just looks awful. can you imagine being on that escalator? >> no, and little kids. if you have little kids on there. >>> so it was billed as dynasty versus destiny, but in the end, man, it was just a blowout. we're talking alabama's dominant display in front of the entire nation. it happened last night. we'll t
CNN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
vice president to new jersey's governor. president obama flew over it and now this. angelo planned to stay on top of the coaster for a couple of days. he packed food, clothing, a wet suit and even a sleeping bag. he had a little camera on his helmet. officers tried to coax him down over his cell phone. according to the police chief of seaside heights -- >> i don't think the kid's got a bad bone in his body. i just think he's misplaced. >> reporter: he called the surf his backyard. his mom said he was motivated by -- >> a love for something gone and lost, i guess. and you know, he's displaced as many others are. tired of living hand to mouth. >> reporter: within an hour or so police coaxed him down. he was
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 1:40am PST
. >> do you have a gold bikini anywhere? >> yes. >> oh. we'll be back. >>> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. >>> this morning on "world news now," braced for battle. president obama announces two controversial nominees for his national security team. >> his choices for defense secretary and cia director are already meeting tough resistance on capitol hill. it's tuesday, january 8. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and president obama says he's confident that he has picked two strong leaders to fill key national security posts. but what will they face in their confirmation hearings is not going to be pretty. we know that already. >>> also this half hour, the death of a lottery winner is now a murder mystery. we'll hear how the man was poisoned just hours after getting the big check and what investigators could do next. you hear all those stories about how lottery winners get cursed. this is a whole different level. >> goodness. >>> then a football
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
. publicly, jay carney avoided getting ahead of president obama. >> i don't have a timetable for any other personnel announcements but i have no new information. or any change information on secretary geithner departure. >> sources say lew is up with of the president's favorites because of the sharp knowledge of the federal budget and no drama style. capitol hill republicans say lew gained a reputation for being arrogant and rigid in the 2011 dead ceiling fight. the top republican predicts a bumpy confirmation process because lew is too political in the capitol hill testimony. >> he refused to acknowledge basic financial certainly and spun numbers in a way that benefited president. he did not show credibility he wants in the cabinet position. >> the confirmation is likely to come in middle of the series of budget battles when congress would be asked to increase debt ceiling. >> congress can limit the debt. and should not allow the e a budget plan from the white house. and the democratic senate. >> but they would prefer congress sort out this. >> this is not a deal that the white hous
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